North Salem, N.Y. - Old Salem Farm has announced its canceling its US Equestrian (USEF) premier event scheduled for May 5-10 and May 12-17.

The Farm sent out an email Tuesday, March 31, with this information:

As a major annual event in the Westchester County community, this decision was prompted to do our part to flatten the curve of the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Our No. 1 concern is for the safety and well-being of exhibitors, sponsors, spectators, vendors, staff and the community. We will continue to follow updated recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), New York State and local authorities as it relates to public events.

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"Being back at Old Salem Farm after being away for the past seven years, my team and I had been working hard to make this year’s show extra special,” said Scott Hakim, president of Old Salem Farm. “It was deeply disappointing for all of us to make the decision to cancel the first Old Salem Farm Spring Horse shows in over 40 years. However, I am confident that we made the right decision. The health of our community is our priority. We are already looking at additional dates to add to our schedule and will be back as soon as the time is right.”

Mark your calendars for three weeks of USEF-rated Level 2 and 3 competitions Sept. 8-13, 15-19 and 23-27. The Region 1 and 2 ASPCA NHSAA Maclay Championships will be held Sept. 19. More information about these shows will be available in the coming weeks. Old Salem Farm will proceed to plan our summer horse shows with options for all levels. We will keep you informed and please check the Old Salem Farm website for updates.

Thank you to all Old Salem Farm sponsors, vendors, exhibitors, spectators and the community for their support.

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